Ōrākau, near Kihikihi, was the site of a Māori fighting pā (fortification) and a decisive 1864 battle between Māori and British troops. Although the Ngāti Maniapoto tribe, led by chief Rewi Maniapoto, lost the battle, they are remembered for their courage and their refusal to surrender.
Listen to a Roadside Story about Ōrākau. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.
Taonga puoro courtesy of Richard Nunns
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